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>> the nats park will be rocking today. the first ever home playoff game. a friendly wager that has been made between vincent gray and the mayor of st. louis. >> you can call it a different kind of platform for the wife of presidential nominee mitt romney. we will tell you about her guest hosting duties on good morning america. >> caught on tape. a hit and run. right there. the victim says he is lucky to be alive. good morning washington at 5:00
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a.m. begins now. this is good morning washington, on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute >> some scary video and one lucky man. good morning. it is wednesday. >> i am cynne simpson. but go right to our meteorologist. a big day on tapp with the big game. >> a huge day. game 3 at the nats park. their first home play off. morning temperatures -- 46 in leesburg. cooler west of washington. oxon hill, 55. northwest, dc, 54. clouds this morning. that will give way to sunshine by this afternoon. a good amount of sun for the majority of the day. high temperature of 72 degrees.
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it's very comfortable day at the ballpark. low humidity and a nice breeze out of the west at about 50 miles per hour. tomorrow, we cool down. the hourly forecast coming right up. >> on the roads -- checking the drive in maryland. john hanson highway. bwi fine as 1-95. a live shot of the beltway traveling in montgomery county right now. a trouble spot in burtonsville. west of 29, columbia pike with a utility problem. blocking the road. we will keep you posted. virginia, moving well on i-66. from springfield traveling up to tysons, moving without delay. that is the latest. back to you. >> thank you. the big today -- a day local baseball fans have waited decades to see. at 1:00, the national take part
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in the first ever home playoff game. >> they are hoping to take the lead in the national league division series against the cardinals. dear dodd live from the part this morning. >> happ-- >> we are joined live from the park this morning biggert this is the first playoff game in dc in 79 years. i am = = with-- with all this excitement we have to talk merchandise. you look like a ballplayer. this is what we see on the field with the players. >> this is one of the great items. people see this on tv and say i have to have that. this has been a great item for us. >> the team has been a big seller for many years. how excited has it been? tell us how busy you had been. >> it has been a great year from
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the beginning. a great brand. since late september, it as been crazy. >> show us a little bit. we have some items on display. >> this is when they clinched the nl east division. this is one of the champions we have just done. this one has the roster on the back. lanyards and key chains as well. >> you get the stuff at the stadium but if you are not coming today you open up a couple of stores at dulles, tysons corner. they will be open through the holidays. should be a very expensive holiday season for us nats fans. back to you. >> looking good.
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5:05. vincent gray and the st. louis mayor have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the series between the nats and the cardinals. if the nationals when, a special version of the dc flag emblazoned with flagmotto will have to fly over city hall in san louis for a day. if the cardinals take the series, you will see their flag flying above the wilson building for a day. complete coverage on the nats road to the world series here on abc 7. confined travel tips by going to our web site at >>n we should throw in a little ben's chili bowl. 5:05. the rest of the white house. president obama kitzhaber it from the campaign trail today. mitt romney reaching out -- president obama taking a break from the campaign trail today.
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mitt romney reaching out to voters in ohio. >> as the race winds down, the battle over swing states is heating up. >> we need you. we need you fired up and ready to go. >> a new cnn poll shows a tightening race in ohio with president barack obama leading mitt romneyters. guinea momentum, mitt romney is spending another day -- gaining momentum, mitt romney is spending another day in ohio. >> i have been watching some of president obama's rallies. they can 4 more years. i think the right chant ought to be 4 more weeks. >> big board plans to be the top of that town. >> devin rahm it will bring the hammer down -- governor romeny will bring the hammer down on big bird. >> romney calls it a
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distraction. >> a time like this for the president to get up and say taht he is focused on saving big bird is kind of a strange thing in my view. >> the candidates are focusing on the big issues and -- in the big states. we understand that first lady michelle obama will be in colorado today. in virginia, will have to governors campaigning at three different stops including sterling later today. ann roney will also make an appearance of -- ann romney will make an appearance on good morning america. >> and man charged with killing his ex-wife and her son. curtis m. lopez is accused of killing jane mcquain and her son willim last october.
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lopex was later arrested in north carolina. the unsolved murder of a virginia texted will be featured on america's most wanted. she disappeared during a metallica concert and her remains were later found in a field of the following january. >> former dc council chair kwame brown is under a court curfew. yes to meet with them once a week in person. -- he has to meet with them once a week in person. the judge told him he is not putting themselves in a good position ahead of his sentencing. 5:08 is the time. 55 degrees. >> still ahead, find out why
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>> wednesday morning. temperatures in the 50's a around the metro area. a cold front out to the west.
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clouds locally year. they will be pushed out of the region. that will move through later this afternoon. and warm day today. warmer than the past several days. 58 in the district. 52 at dulles. some morning clouds. then will become sunny. especially by lunch time and through the afternoon. a good day at the ballpark. the need to degrees. you will notice the wind a litle bit. game time, a little after 1:00 . bring a hat or have your sunglasses. >> on the roads. very nice for the most part. we have got rid of the traffic cones on the beltway. overnight construction has been lifted. pretty good it under virginia. the dulles greenway and toll
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road moving fine. looking good year at king strict -- street. a look around the beltway. looking pretty good for the most part. no early issues. here's a look at the american legion bridge. living quite well -- moving quite well. let's back -- get back to the news biggert thank you. 5:13. >> coming up, an update on robert griffin iii following his concussion from a ha
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>> jerry sandusky will spend the rest of his life to the present. for sexually abusing several boys. pennsylvania judge sentenced him between 30 and 60 years in jail. jerry sandusky maintained his innocence. several victims testified about a lasting legacy of the abuse. the scandal had a huge impact on the football team. >> i think this will and a horrible chapter in penn state history. >> jerry sandusky's lawyers say they will appeal his conviction and sentence. they continue to claim the
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accusers are out for money. >> reverend al sharpton will lead a rally outside the supreme court. the court will hear arguments in a case filed against the school by a white woman. officials say the university chose not to admit her because of our race. she says that violates the equal protection guarantee. the school says using race as a factor is the only way to keep this to the body diverse. >> 5:17 is the time. adam you are decked out in your red. >> you know you want one, steve. >> come on. comeo on. [laughter] >> we have to rock the red pockets where today. -- square today. it will be warmer today.
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and sunnier than the past couple of days. up about some color. fall color. beautiful picture here from frederick. this is the sunrise a few days ago on friday. some of the trees are starting to chase. -- to change. thank you. nice picture. more pictures throughout the morning. i welcome all your photos. we have low clouds across the metro area. east of the blue ridge. still of the low clouds and the place. great conditions to start today. those clouds were clear out. more son for the majority of the day. -- sun for the majority of the day. a cold front out to our west. clouds along that fund. from the great lakes down
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towards indianapolis. women -- the front will move throuhgh will little to no fanfare. 52 at 7 am. mostly cloudy. partly cloudy by lunchtime. 72 for the high temperature. 1:00 the first pitch. 67 degrees. warming to 72 by 4pm. the next couple days -- tomorrow, cooler. lower 60's. it will be that with all the way through saturday. next chance of rain is not until monday. >> the commute is looking pretty good. looking good in terms of incidents and lange closures. a spot in burtonsville. route 198. spencerville road closed down
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and then the ball direction. otherwise, moving quite well. no early delays to report a most of the key bridge and the maryland. 95 and the bwi parkway. good to go. i-66 starting to build in volume a little bit. no break lights. gleeb road inside the beltway also moving quite well. that is the latest. back to news. >> tips on how to make your smartphone even smarter. we have the details. >> apple is having trouble making iphone5's fast enough. one of the reasons might be the fancy aluminum cases. apple tell the factory to be more careful. that is slowing down production.
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their screens and keyboards can be located into a number of positions. the android smartphone may be smarter than you think. one of the favorites is unlocking the phone just by looking at it. >> instead of typing in a pass code, you can hold the phone up your face and have the camera looking at you and it will tell that it is you want to get trained it and will automatically unlock. >>
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we've added more to every box. really? wow! honey bunches of oats. make your day bunches better. >> watch this play. play of the night. robbing a home run. early in the game. there it is again. more grand theft later in teh game. oaklnd wins 2-0. >> another big game. san francisco staves off. the orioles continued their battle with the yankees tonight. >> october is in falls bling --
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in ful swing. game three of the mlbs. washington was one of the best teams at home. a 50-31 record. 12-4. the nats are still calm and collected. >> we play pretty well here. it wasa blow out. -- a blow out. those are a little easier to take them a close one. >> robert crippen iii will practice today -- rg iii will practice today. he was diagnosed with a concussion under nfl rules, he must be cleared by a team physician and an independent consultant before playing in a game. that is a look a year sports. have a great day. >> 5:36.
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55 degrees. morning islamic continue biggert still ahead, less than a month now -- more news
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington." on your side. >> you will need a great you're near the ballpark today to prepare for the huge c as they nats prepare for game 3 against the cardinals. good morning. it is wednesday, october 10. >> let's go straight to our meteorologist. >> plenty of red in the weather
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center. we will be live down there for the news show. let's talk about the weather today. big game 3 at nats par. our first playoff home game for the nationals. it will be very agreeable. a cold front is moving into town. that will pass through with a little fanfare. 57 now in washington. cooler west of the blue ridge. morning clouds. it will give way to some sunshine by lunch time. and on into the afternoon. have your sunglasses ready to go. it will be comfortable. 72. back to angela with the commute. >> the roads often as start -- off to a nice start. live view of route 1 at 110. traffic still very light.
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in maryland, major roads checking out pretty good. and i look at 270 and montrose road. we do still have the to the the problem. 198 block in both directions. utility issues there. the bw parkway looking good as you head toward the capital beltway. that is the latest. >> thank you. 5:32. addendas seven and a half hours, it will be time to play -- in about seven and a half hours, it will be time to play. >> john gonzalez is at nats park with travel tips for us to request good morning. a good vibe here on the field even at this early hour. this is going to be the first fall playoff game in the district in 79 years. how long has it been -- the
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average cost of a new home in 1933 $5,000. average cost of gas -- 18 cents for a gallon. we have with as the vice- president of the government and municipal affairs. you will tel us how fans can get here safely and on time. >> absolutely. we have waited almost eight decades. we will level out today. fans -- give yourself an extra hour to get here today. expect the metro to be full. come early. the gates open at 10:30. we will have lots of facilities and entertainment here. >> we spoke with the president of merchandise. more than 2 million fans. how challenging hasn't been
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getting the fans around. >> a great regional government makes it all happen. if you're coming on the green line from downtown, try not to change to l'enfant plaza. today gallery place if you can. >> nothing says post season baseball. its that not spectacular? the bunting is up here at 5:30. if you have a group of tickets make sure you bring the mlbs game one ticket. it will supply game 1. even though it is game 3 of this series, make sure you bring the game one ticket or else he will be in trouble at the gates. >> make sure your tickets as
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home game 1. >> bring your ticket and that the in if you have an extra. correct sticky. we will be down there at noon today. -- thank you. we will be down there at noon today. >> they also want to make sure you are up on the new unoffical nats song. >> you have been practicing in the newsroom. >> anyone has been to a national scheme this season as the when michael morehead to the mound he has an interesting choice of music. take a listen. >> take on me. ♪ take me on. >> 80s' rock anthem take me on
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has become the nationals unoffical anthem. the band aha saw that, responded and now i love the people are blowing up their twitter pays. they are so thankful this is the song. when asked whether or not they would be willing to come to the district and play that song live at the national park if they make the world series, the band's lead singer said absolutely. helpfully the nats will make it down there to the world series. we might hear the song. am making get the entire stadium sitting along. -- and we can get the entire stadium singing along. >> one of the best videos back in the day. >> we have to learn the words to
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the saw. we know the first couple of lines. the third line is where people get confused -- it's i'll be gone in a day ir or two. not ooh woo woo. >> be sure to stick with us. for the latest. more reports to of the morning -- throughout the morning. >> returning to the presidential race. president obama taking a break from the campaign trail. he will work at the white house today. mitt romney making more stops in ohio. a recent cnn poll shows the president leading mitt romney, 51% oto 47% among likely ohio voters. ann romney will be a guest house on good morning america. both candidates for vice president are getting ready for
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>> happy harvesttime. >> good morning, washington. >> 5:41 right now. welcome back to "good morning washington." a nice day today. sunny and warmer than the past couple days. a cold front. coming from the toronto area down. it will push through here with little to no fanfare. 57 now in washington. 54 at dulles. culpeper, 50. cooler west of the blue ridge. down in the 40's. skies cleared rest of the blue ridge. lower 70's this afternoon. morning clouds will give way to
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a good amount of sunshine. at nats park, first pitch 1:07. 67 degrees. 7 day forecast in a few. >> on the roads right now. a couple spots to watch for. northbound good 5 -- route 5. the accident involving a truck blocking the left lane. reports of a downed tree on military road near beach drive. key routses are still looking good. i-95,a a few break lights. from manassas to centreville as with the volume is. looking pretty good heading towards the capital beltway. speaking of, at level in montgomery county. connecticut avenue, moving well. between 270 and i-95.
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computers and smart phones. you know who they are talking to on line? three convicted on my predators' -- they are targeting children. hear from cyber safety experts about how to keep your children safe. today at 4:00 right here on abc 7. today at 5:00, we will tell you how one local volunteer fire department got ripped off at its own annual carnival when someone passed off some phony money at the department fund-raiser. this is a cautionary story of check fraud. dennis here on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> -- joinu s here on abc news at 5:00. >> her parents gave that video to polic ine in hopes someone will recognize it.
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the 10-year-old was last seen friday morning. police found her backpack on a sidewalk on sunday 6 miles away. and a woman dying from cancer said she was humiliated by invasive security pat down at seattle's airport. >> this was done in front of plenty of people. >> ticking and and the black jeep -- end oftacking an end of life trip becomes more important than taking a trip. >> she says tsa officers ripped open one of the saline bags she neegsds to survive. spokeswoman says the agency is looking into the incident. a man and rested at lax airport after they found weapons in his suitcase, he appeared in court yesterday. he was arrested on friday
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during a stopover between japan and boston. he was said to be wearing a bulletproof vest and fire resistant pants. authorities are not sure what he was planning to do with the items. >> in north carolina man says he is lucky to be alive after a hit-and-run accident was caught on tape. surveillance cameras caught him running across. you will see a car from the right side of your screen and hit him. telling him into the air. the driver did stop initially and got out that back into his car and drove away. lewis was a mentally able to get up and walk away but he says he does not remember -- was eventually able to get up and walk away but he says he does not remember getting hit. he is temporarily out of work. he says he does not want the driver who hit him to be locked up but he does want him to pay for leaving the scene. >> new developments related to the hazing death of a famu
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student. he died last year by being beaten by fellow band members. and orlando judge did not impose a conviction on brian jones saying his role as relatively minimal. the cause of the other 12 defendants is set -- the tiralrial for the other co-defendants is set for next year. >> 120 people have become ill with meningitis. >> the outbreak is linked to contaminated steroid injections for plane -- pin and inflammation. up to 13,000 people may have received the medicine. necc is a massachusetts-based pharmacy that made the contaminated injections. it voluntarily recalled three types of the steroid and has
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surrounded its operation -- a license to operate. the necc has recalled all implicated products. >> on behalf of the board, i want to express our deepest sympathy for the patients and their families to a been impacted by this -- by this tragedy. >> one of the victims in michigan. >> disbelief that something like this can happen is still there. my father, and we have not had much time to get online and see what could be to blame for this. the anger has not yet become a factor. >> health officials say 75 medical facilities in 23 states received decontaminated injections. >> more people are using amtrak. >> employees at some big restaurant chains may be getting their hours cut.
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>> good morning. employees at olive garden and red lobster chain maybe about to see their hours cut. the restaurants are transitioning to more full-time workers to part time status to avoid paying fines. under the new law employers to do not provide full time -- who did not provide insurance. there are beginning to test a part-time plan in several markets across the country. public transportation is growing in popularity. amtrak reported a record 31.2 million people roaxd in a 12 month period. republican presidential nominee mitt romney has been promising to end taxpayer support for the railroads if elected. we will track this debate with you as the events unfold.
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stocks indicating a lower open. that is business news. back to you. >> thank you very much. hope you enjoy the rest of your day. 5:53 right now. i think a lot of people will enjoy today. temperatures up a bit. >> clouds are moving out. just in time for game 3 at home. agreeable weather today at the nats part. the mark, temperatures will slide back down. -- tomorrow, temperatures will slide back down. let's look at this picture here. from a facebook friend of mine. you see something in that cloud formation? a cat.
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if you look closely, you might see a cat. the sppoky eyes -- spooky eyes, mouth. anduyy says it looks like it million. take it as a whiz. here is a look at the follies. -- andy says it looks like an alien. take it as you wish. here is a look at the foliage. this front will move through here later today. i will move through with little to no fanfare. you will not notice anything much from that front. temperatures will drop tomorrow. today, it will be a warm are uncomfortable day. 57 now in washington to 52 in frederick. cooler out of the west. cumberland, 41.
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gray skies this morning. sunny by lunchtime. partly cloudy through the afternoon. once the fund hits, you'll notice a bit of a breeze. -- once the front hits, you'll notice a bit of a breeze. next chance of rain not until monday. >> the commute is getting very busy. a lot of accidents the report. 32 east of i-95. powdwer mill road 2 accidents at springfield drive. bw parkway, all lanes are open. between the baltimore beltway and 495 the capital beltway moving quite well. on the beltway want to get to montgomery county, prince george's county, moving well. no delays between 270 around the greenbelt area.
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looking pretty good. virginia, volumes away, -- back to you para >> thank you so much. >> coming up, the competition is getting tough on dancing with the stars. susan went home during the double
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>> there was a double elimination on "dancing with the stars"last night. the nine remaining stars got to perform on monday. paula abdul serve as a guest judge monday night at 8:00 right here on abc 7. they are down to nine? >> this is a tough season. charlie brown and a peanut-are coming back in there on animated films in theaters on october 26, 2015. that is the 50th anniversary of "a charlie brown christmas."

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